Tag: Lancashire

Libraries News Round-up: 23 September 2016

The Star : 22 September Sheffield | Letter | Community centres? http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/community-centres-1-8140402 The Bookseller : 23 September Pullman, Blackman and Rosen urge Bradley to act on libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/authors-urge-call-library-action-398621 Plymouth Herald : 23 September Plymouth union leader vows to fight council’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 September 2016

Leicester Mercury : 15th September Leicester libraries and communities centres may be sold to cut costs http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/leicester-libraries-and-communities-centres-may-be-sold-to-cut-costs/story-29720112-detail/story.html Lytham St Annes Express : 15th September ‘The fight for our libraries goes on’ Mr Menzies is continuing to pursue the issue with…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 September 2016

Blog Preston : 11th September Lancashire | Fulwood Library fight ‘not over’ as Preston MP to call-in closure decision with government http://www.blogpreston.co.uk/2016/09/fulwood-library-fight-not-over-as-preston-mp-to-call-in-closure-decision-with-government/ Chronicle Live : 11th September Northumberland | Cramlington’s library services have been moved into the town’s new £3.5m leisure centre http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/new-35m-cramlington-leisure-centre-11871000 You Tube…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 September 2016

House of Lords Hansard : 8th Sept 2016 Civil Society and Lobbying @12.47 pm.  Baroness Rebuck (Lab) – Libraries http://hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2016-09-08/debates/16090838000309/CivilSocietyAndLobbying#contribution-16090838000150 Rotherham Advertiser : 9th September £474,000 to be cut from libraries budget http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/104402/-474-000-to-be-cut-from-libraries-budget.aspx That’s Lancashire : 9th September VIDEO > Lancashire County Council agrees to…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 September 2016

Public Libraries News : 4th September Editorial | Staffordshire, Sunderland, Bedford and … Ping Pong http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/09/staffordshire-sunderland-bedford-and-ping-pong.html Libraries Taskforce: 5th September Stronger, more resilient communities: how libraries deliver — Julia Chandler https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/09/05/stronger-more-resilient-communities-how-libraries-deliver/ Ledbury Reporter : 5th September Herefordshire | Library campaign group says fewer people…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 August 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 30th August Lancashire to go ahead with ‘disgraceful’ library cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lancashire-go-ahead-disgraceful-library-cuts-383186  Lancashire Headline News : 30th August Library Campaigner Dom Conlon reacts to library closures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAAKOsiTC6M&feature=youtu.beLancashire Evening Post : 30th August As the dust settles, we look…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 August 2016

  DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th August ‘Three Rs’ on the decline as a quarter of adults have a reading age so low they struggle to read a bus timetable http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/28/three-rs-on-the-decline-as-a-quarter-of-adults-have-a-reading-ag/ Joseph Rowntree Foundation report http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/01/78-billion-the-cost-to-the-taxpayer-of-poverty-in-the-uk/ Lancashire Telegraph : 29th August Anger as Lancashire County…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 August 2016

  BBC News : 28th August BBC signs partnership with Libraries NI to promote reading http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-37209502 Blog Preston : 28th August Future of Preston and South Ribble libraries and children’s centres decided detailed report http://www.blogpreston.co.uk/2016/08/future-of-preston-and-south-ribble-libraries-and-childrens-centres-decided/ That’s Lancashire | TV report…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 August 2016

  BBC News : 27th August Lancashire County Council to go ahead with library cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-37203667   Lancashire Telegraph : 27th August Plans to shut more than 20 libraries in East Lancashire given go-ahead http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/News/14708794.Plans_to_shut_more_than_20_libraries_in_East_Lancashire_given_go_ahead/     Blackpool Gazette :…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 August 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 26th August Jeremy Corbyn promises to reverse arts spending cuts https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/aug/25/jeremy-corbyn-arts-pupil-premium-primary-schools-reverse-spending-cuts   THE BOOKSELLER : 26th August Corbyn pledges to reverse cuts to arts spending and develop a national policy for libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/corbyn-promise-reverse-cuts-arts-spending-383051   Blackpool Gazette :…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 August 2016

Our Hither Green : 20th August Lewisham | Torridon Community Library – The volunteer hunt begins http://ourhithergreen.com/2016/08/torridon-community-library-the-volunteer-hunt-begins/ York Press : 20th August How 2 North Yorkshire towns are helping to save their libraries http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/14691837.How_2_North_Yorkshire_towns_are_helping_to_save_their_libraries/ Clitheroe Advertiser : 19th August Lancashire | Villagers continue to…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 August 2016

Book Brunch : 17th August Libraries: no plans and no leadership — Desmond Clarke http://www.bookbrunch.co.uk/article_free.asp?pid=libraries_no_plans_and_no_leadership Leon’s Library Blog : 17th August Reply from Owen Smith https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/08/17/reply-from-owen-smith/ Accrington Observer : 17th August Lancashire | Bids to save borough libraries revealed – but will…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 August 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 16th August Library use in England fell dramatically over last decade, figures show https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/aug/16/library-use-in-england-fell-dramatically-over-last-decade-figures-show Coventry Telegraph : 16th August Could Coventry’s libraries go online to save cash? Books could be ordered online and collected from a community…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 August 2016

THE BOOKSELLER Adult library usage falls ‘significantly’ across all groups http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-usage-continues-decline-378946 The Courier : 15th August Fife | Village libraries spared closure to start new chapter Villagers will ‘run’ them https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/fife/269848/village-libraries-spared-closure-to-start-new-chapter-in-book-lending/ Fife Today : 15th August All change for mobile library service…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 August 2016

Blog Preston : 10th August Lancashire | Last push to save Fulwood Library http://www.blogpreston.co.uk/2016/08/last-push-to-save-fulwood-library/ Blackpool Gazette : 10th August Backlash over child centres Lancashire CC should look at putting more services into closure–threatened libraries instead http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/our-region/wyre/thornton/backlash-over-child-centres-1-8061350 GOV.UK : 9th August Culture Secretary’s maiden speech on importance…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 August 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th August Northern Ireland library cuts scrapped http://www.thebookseller.com/news/proposals-slash-library-opening-hours-northern-ireland-scrapped-371651 Libraries Taskforce : 8th August ‘Basic data set – first steps’ — Kathy Settle https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/08/08/library-basic-data-set/ Newbury Today : 8th August Key report on future of libraries will be made public http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/18890/key-report-on-future-of-libraries-wiil-be-made-public.html…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 August 2016

Newtownabbey Times : 6th August N.Ireland | Hands Off Our Libraries campaign ‘celebrating victory’ http://www.newtownabbeytoday.co.uk/news/newtownabbey-news/hands-off-our-libraries-campaign-celebrating-victory-1-7512136 Rossendale Free Press : 5th August Lancashire | Small cost of keeping libraries open should shock us all http://www.rossendalefreepress.co.uk/incoming/rossendale-scribbler-small-cost-keeping-11708356 Minster FM : 5th August York | Plans for new community hub…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 August 2016

Derby Telegraph : 1st August Petition launched to keep Allestree Library open http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/petition-launched-to-stop-proposed-changes-to-derby-s-libraries/story-29572522-detail/story.html 2BR News : 1st August Calls to extend library and children centre consultation in Lancashire The elderly excluded from consultations http://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2053860/calls-to-extend-library-and-children-centre-consultation-in-lancashire/ Penarth Times : 1st August Vale…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 July 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 28th July Derby plans to hand 11 libraries over to volunteers http://www.thebookseller.com/news/derby-plans-hand-11-libraries-over-volunteers-369256 Accrington Observer : 28th July MP enlisted David Cameron in talks to save our libraries http://www.accringtonobserver.co.uk/news/mp-enlisted-david-cameron-talks-11673663 Huffington Post : 28th July Last of the Rare…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 July 2016

New Start Magazine : 21st July Libraries are key to combating digital exclusion http://newstartmag.co.uk/your-blogs/libraries-key-combating-digital-exclusion/ THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd July Rob Wilson given libraries brief at DCMS http://www.thebookseller.com/news/wilson-given-libraries-brief-dcms-364081 Don’t Privatise Libraries : 22nd July The DCMS & Civil Society (and Ed!)…